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How to install Flash Player on Kindle Fire

Posted by on 5/8/2014 5:11:53 PM.
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Many people like watching videos on YouTube or Facebook. However, Kindle Fire 2 and Kindle Fire HD (7" and 9") do not come with a built-in Flash player since Adobe discontinued the support of Flash Player last August. This post will show you how to install and enable Flash Player on Kindle Fire tablets.

install and play flash on Kindle Fire

For owners of the first generation of Kindle Fire (released in 2011), simply tap "Web" on the top navigation bar to launch the browser, tap the menu (or options) icon at the bottom, then "Settings", scroll down to "Enable Flash" and choose "Always on". Relaunch your browser and you will be able to play video on your Kindle Fire.

Enable Flash Player on Kindle Fire 1

For owners of Kindle Fire 2 and Kindle Fire HD, things are a bit complicated, as there is even no "Flash Player" setting on the device. In this case, you can follow steps below.

Step-by-step to install Flash Player on your Kindle Fire (HD).

Here are the tools you will need:

1. Dolphin Browser (v8.5.1).

2. Kindle Fire Flash Player.

Since Kindle Fire's built-in silk browser does not support Flash Player by default, we will have to use external Dolphon browser instead.

Step1 Enable application installation from unknown sources on Kindle Fire. Tap the top right corner on the screen to choose "More" -> "Device", then turn on "Allow Installation of Applications".

Enable application installation from unknown sources on Kindle Fire

Step2 Install Dolphin Browser and Kindle Fire Flash Player on your Kindle Fire.

Install Dolphin Browser app.

install Dolphin Browser on Kindle Fire

Launch the built-in browser on your Kindle Fire, input the following string bit.ly/N0tGoL on the browser (case sensitive), Dolphin Browser APK (installation file) will be downloaded to your Kindle Fire. When the download is done, there will be a "Download done" notification on the top of the screen. Tap to install Dolphin Browser on your Kindle Fire. The file name is "Dolphin_Browser_HD_8.5.1.apk".


Install Flash Player app.

install Flash Player on Kindle Fire

This is similar to the installation of Dolphin Browser. Type in the following URL d-h.st/x4v on the browser, tap the black download button under the image to download the Flash Player app. When the download is over, tap to install. The file name is "install_flash_player_ics (1).apk".


Step3 Launch Dolphin Browser on your Kindle Fire.

Go back to the home screen. Navigate to "Apps" and select "Device" to launch Dolphin Browser.Tap "Start now" -> "Accept" -> "Always on" (Flash Support) and "Desktop" (Perform as) -> "Next" -> "Skip" -> "Finish".

launch Dolphin Browser on Kindle Fire


 

Check the result.

Go to a video site and check.

install Flash Player on Kindle Fire - check results


 

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19 Comments
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08/10/2013 19:23:21
Hi when opening the downloaded dolphin installation file, I am told the format is not supported. tips?
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08/10/2013 20:11:42

Hi, alex

As long as the given link is launched, the file will be downloaded. The correct file name of dolphin installation is "Dolphin_Browser_HD_8.5.1.apk". Make sure the file is fully downloaded.

Regards.

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08/11/2013 21:47:52
Thank you so much I love butter and jelly beans
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08/27/2013 10:49:46
Absolute rubbish FU Waste of time
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08/27/2013 10:49:53
Absolute rubbish FU Waste of time
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09/13/2013 11:35:22
Dolphin browser keep crashing every time i'm trying to use it on my Kindle Fire.
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11/4/2013 19:24:30
How can I get a flash player and an istruction book?
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12/3/2013 17:36:15
I was able to download them both and installed them but the dolphin keeps crashing before loading the pages. Recommendation? Because otherwise it appears to be on the right track
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01/10/2014 08:25:41

What are the exact steps needed to do Step 2?

Step2: Install Dolphin Browser and Kindle Fire Flash Player on your Kindle Fire.

Install Dolphin Browser app.

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01/26/2014 10:22:14
The instructions were fantastic. You are the best for writing the instructions. They were easy to set-up flash player on my Kindle. I used them with success. I usually go to YouTube but this was much quicker and you can save them. Hooray!!!!!I thank you again. May you be blessed.
Veda McLean MA
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01/27/2014 18:31:09
the flash player link is invalid. It brings up many music file upload sites but nothing about flashplayer. It does not even come up as a black screen.
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02/1/2014 20:39:55
Thank you!
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02/19/2014 21:59:35
I am not getting the file to load up after I input it in the browser
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02/19/2014 22:02:07
I am not getting the file to load up after I input it in the browser
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02/23/2014 18:16:22
Thank you, thank you, thank you!! So easy ... much better than other complicated advise I'd been wading through. Just FYI had to install ES File Explorer before I could open and install the dolphin and flash player files, but none the less so simple and easy. Thanks again!!
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04/1/2014 20:22:14
The instructions are perfect.  And the Dolphin browser and flash player work excellently on the Kindle Fire HD.
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05/27/2014 19:01:23
Can't get it to work
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06/6/2014 20:43:16
Hi, your instructions were good but when the download said it was done, I went to click on it only to find that it had gone and all I got was no nothing but time wasted. So what do I do because it isn't showing up anywhere not even on the apps page on the Kindle Fire 7".
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06/7/2014 07:38:00

Instructions worked flawlessly the first time around.

--- FOR ANYONE HAVING TROUBLE DOWNLOADING THE LINKS ---
Silk either does not like the links or the sites are having intermittent problems.

SOLUTION: we are going to manually "Side-load" the files.

Step 1: Download both files with your desktop or laptop computer. If you get a dialog box, SAVE the file.

Step 2: Connect your Kindle Fire to your computer.

Step 3: Move both the Dolphin browser and the flash browser files to your Kindle. I suggest the "Downloads" folder for a location. Those are the two files you just downloaded that end in ".apk". If you have "hide file extensions" on your computer, look for the file names themselves.

DO NOT MOVE, DELETE, OR RENAME ANY OTHER FILES ON YOUR KINDLE WHILE DOING THIS!

Step 4: Browse to the "Downloads" folder or wherever you moved the two .apk files and install the Dolphin browser FIRST*. Do not open it yet. Install the Flash player. Do not open THAT either.

Step 5: Open Dolphin explorer and skip through the first few pages. Open any major video-sharing site as a test (like Youtube or Vimeo) and see if it works.

*IMPORTANT: --If you do not have the program "ES File Explorer"---, you will need to install that FIRST (or an equivalent program) so you can browse on your Kindle like you can on your computer to any folder you want. Otherwise you're stuck with the Kindle's graphical interface. If you are uncomfortable 'browsing' your kindle or have never done it before, ask a tech-savvy person.

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